Locke Box: Supreme Court Case Threatens Labor’s Legal Slush Fund

We highly suggest giving this month’s edition of CRC’s Labor Watch a close read. Below is a brief summary.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employees not protected by Right to Work laws still have the right to refrain from formal union membership. Union officials may charge nonmembers for union activities such as collective bargaining that relate to their jobs. However, unions cannot force them to pay for non-bargaining activities like union politics and lobbying. On October 6, National Right to Work Foundation attorneys will make their fourteenth trip to the Supreme Court for oral arguments in Daniel Locke v. Edward Karass. The Court will determine where and how to draw the line: It will set criteria for determining whether an employee can be forced to fund Big Labor’s lawsuit machine.

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